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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for Asia Pacific Report as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

OBITUARY: By the PNG Post-Courier "Iron" we called him. And so he was, our iron man at Papua New Guinea's Post-Courier in Lawes Road, Port...

EDITORIAL: The PNG Post-Courier Whether the leaders of Papua New Guinea realise it or not, sorcery is a big social issue. It is wreaking havoc while...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Joyce McClure in Guam I spent five years as the lone journalist on the remote Pacific island of Yap. During that time...

By Hamish MacLean in Dunedin University of Otago covid-19 experts are not immune to the increasingly vitriolic attacks dished out to scientists commenting on New...

Pacific Media Watch Despite its champions being honoured with a Nobel Peace Prize, press freedom has a "sword of Damocles" hanging over it, warn this...

By Bea Cupin in Manila Journalist and publisher Maria Ressa has called on tech and social media giants to practise “enlightened self-interest” amid a global...

SPECIAL REPORT: By Sue Ahearn, co-editor of The Pacific Newsroom Did you notice anything different about the news coverage of the recent unrest in Honiara? Those...

By Mike Tua in Honiara Facing angry rioters threatening them with physical attacks, Solomon Islands mainstream and freelance journalists and photographers were confronted with an...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Journalists and journalism are waging a global struggle for survival and for “truth” against fake news and alternative facts, say two...

The Committee to Protect Journalists press freedom 2021 video removed by Facebook, but still available on YouTube and Twitter. Video: CPJ (Hongkong crackdown at...

COMMENT: By Graham Davis If anyone is wondering why the Fijian media hasn’t reported the details of my reporting on Grubsheet Feejee of the Prime...

RSF president Pierre Haski announces the 29th RSF Press Freedom Awards in Paris. Video: RSF Reporters Without Borders The 2021 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Press Freedom...

By Lian Buan in Manila The Philippine Court of Appeals (CA) has finally granted overseas travel to Rappler CEO and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa, who...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Australia’s union for journalists says Australian journalism is in crisis after years of disruption, undermining and neglect, and swift action is...

RNZ News In just a few weeks the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated sharply as millions cope without desperately needed international aid, New Zealand journalist...

COMMENT: By Scott Waide Senior EMTV journalist and bureau chief Scott Waide in Papua New Guinea's second city Lae this week called time on his...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Those most at-risk of serious illness or death from covid-19 are frequently targeted with misinformation, reports Stuff. Produced by Stuff in partnership...

EDITORIAL: By the PNG Post-Courier Ten years ago, a dinghy carrying 5 medical research institute scientists disappeared in Papua New Guinea's West New Britain waters. The...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk A new poll shows nearly two out of three New Zealanders want the border to remain closed until at least 90...

EDITORIAL: By the Fiji Times editor-in-chief Fred Wesley Fiji's Assistant Minister for iTaukei Affairs Selai Adimaitoga said quite a lot on Friday in her end...

Pacific Media Network News National Pacific Radio Trust has won a year's funding from NZ On Air’s Public Interest Journalism Fund to enhance its reporting...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is very disturbed by the “11 journalism rules” that the Taliban announced at a meeting...